California Mosques Get Letters Threatening Genocide
- By Gary Nguyen --
- 30 Nov 2016 --
Letters are being sent to Mosques claiming Trump will “cleanse” America of Muslims.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has reported that a total of four mosques have received letters saying when it comes to the treatment of Muslims, President-elect Donald Trump will follow Hitler's example of treatment of Jews. Of the four mosques, three of them are in California while the remaining one is in Georgia. All four letters were written by hand.
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The CAIR said that the letter was identical in all cases and written by hand before being photocopied. The recipient mosques are the Islamic Center of Long Beach, Evergreen Islamic Center located in San Jose and Islamic Center situated in Claremont.
The letter addressed the reader as “children of Satan” and expressed the opinion that Muslims are filthy and vile. The content stated the ancestry of Muslims to be of animal nature and evil. It also accused them of worshiping the devil. It warned that for Muslims, their day of reckoning is imminent.
The photocopied handwritten letter further went on to state that President Donald Trump is the new sheriff in America and he is going to make the United States shine again. The content states that Trump is going to start this shining process with Muslims and urged Muslims to move out of Dodge. The letter ends with a proclamation that it is an excellent time for patriotic Americans.
It is to be noted in this regard that Trump at one time in his election trail had called a complete stop on Muslim immigration to the United States. CAIR has released a statement saying that the letters should be investigated as they can be construed as a religious intimidation. There has been no announcement regarding charges and police have not yet identified the sender.
These letters are a few of the examples of rabid anti-Muslim immigration. This hateful rhetoric is tied to Trump winning the presidency. According to CAIR, Muslim Americans all around the United States were recipients of mysterious robocalls which asked their religious identity. Many are afraid that these calls are tied to the Muslim registry proposed by Trump. Law enforcement were unable to trace the calls. More than 700 anti-Muslim incidents were counted by Southern Poverty Law Center between November 9, the day Trump was elected president, and November 16. CAIR cited data provided by FBI to show that hate crimes against Muslims increased by 67 percent, from 154 to 257 incidents, between 2014 and 2015.